Jesco White was born in Bandytown, West Virginia, a small community hidden in the Appalachian Mountains, and is an acclaimed mountain dancer. He is best known for the two short films about him which detail his desire to follow in his famous father's footsteps, while trying to overcome depression, drug addiction, and the poverty that afflicts some of rural Appalachia.
His father was D. Ray (Donald Ray) White (1927-1985), who was profiled in the PBS documentary Talking Feet, and his mother is Birty Mae White. Before his murder, D. Ray White was known as one of the greatest mountain dancers in the United States. His style, along with Jesco's, is a subtle mix of tap and clog dancing that is native to Appalachia.
He met his wife Norma Jean on Christmas Eve of 1974 and their on-again, off-again marriage was one of the focal points of the first documentary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUCVV1nLRMI&NR - visions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc3SEBA-9nU - sloppy eggs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UBWN4rYFBw&NR - fight
scariest dude ever, but i think there are a ton of jesco whites in my area of the country (specifically, north georgia.) this is why i am curious about his type.